DOUGLAS COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A town constable and part-time sheriff’s officer in northwest Wisconsin is suspected of molesting a 27-year-old woman.
47-year-old Gerald Olson is on administrative leave as the constable for both the village and town of Solon Springs, and his part-time post with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Police investigators from Superior are looking into the matter.
According to authorities, Olson was on duty when he picked up the woman as she was walking on Highway 53 late at night on June 15th. He reportedly offered her a ride to Superior so she could arrange to go to a relative’s house in northern Minnesota.
Instead, she claimed the officer took her to his house where he offered alcohol and made unwanted sexual contact. A few hours later, she said Olson dropped her off at a Solon Springs motel.